While the nation is outraged and shocked at the horrific Kathua rape case, the people in power, especially the PM, have nothing but silence to offer. The disbelief over some ministers defending the accused have added fuel to fire.
This is what a few women leaders from the ruling party had to say about the pressing issue.
We'll let you decide what you want to make of them.
Smriti Zubin Irani
Union Cabinet Minister of Textiles and Information & Broadcasting
Smriti Irani, in the past, had taken to Twitter to speak against the then PM on similar issues.
Wonder y d PM can address d Nation on FDI but not on d challenge d Nation faces wid regards to women's safety. Guess FDI more imp than rape— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) December 23, 2012
Bharatiya Janata Party's National Spokesperson
The minister most recently said this:
“BJP ministers were mislead in supporting the accused.”
Union Minister for Women and Child Development
Harsimrat Kaur Badal
Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing
When will others break their silence?